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Win XPpro net use lpt2 error in Opera.

By aboyfield ·
Hi.
We have several dell xp pro stations networked to a win2000 server running Opera v2.65.00(7)and various other apps. When we upgraded to xp from 98 and/or 2000 we started to get print problems to our networked hplaserj 4050 n. Printing was ok from most windows programs but we could not print from inside Opera. To solve this problem we used the dos command 'net use lpt2: \\server\printer /persistent:yes' after clearing the old connection from lpt2.In most cases this worked but on some this command puts the connection in but we still cannot print from opera and receive a 'cannot write to device lpt2' system error and then a 'cannot find pscript.drv' message.
The latest occurence happened on a machine that had recently had a new personal firewall update but file and printer sharing had been accepted as a trusted source. we still get the lpt2 error after inputting the net use lpt2 command.
Any one have any ideas?
All and any help gratefully received!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Win XPpro net use lpt2 er ...

you probably tried this already:
login as domain admin. does that work?
if not does removing and readding the computer to the domain help
if it does
try a new profile for that user

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Tried nearly everything and ended up having to remove the personal firewall and reinstall it. once done the net use command worked and stayed in place!
thanks for the help though!

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by aboyfield In reply to Win XPpro net use lpt2 er ...

Thanks Sgt Shultz!
Feel a bit out of my depth really as ive inherited this post from someone more knowledgeable than I!
We are linked through a workgroup rather that a Lan domain, would this make a difference to your approach?

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by TonytheTiger In reply to Win XPpro net use lpt2 er ...

Check the port setting of the parallel port on the computer (device manager). If the logged on user is not an admin on the computer AND there is a real LPT2 port on the computer, the user will not be allowed to redirect the port.

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by aboyfield In reply to

Tried nearly everything and ended up having to remove the personal firewall and reinstall it. once done the net use command worked and stayed in place!
thanks for the help though!

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by aboyfield In reply to Win XPpro net use lpt2 er ...

thanks adunlap!
the user is not admin but there is no Lpt2 on the box only com and Lpt1.
Installed SP2 and it will now print through opera but will not keep the connection to the shared printer from the net use command.

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